Ethernet

 

An address based data packet network capable of high speeds (10/100/1,000Mbs) originally developed for the computer industry that is seeing adoption in the marine industry. Ethernet networks are designed as a star topology. Systems of three or more nodes require a hub, router or switch to facilitate all point to point connections. An NMEA standard for the transfer of NMEA 2000 messages using an Ethernet protocol is being developed that will be called OneNet.

 

Cable System

There are numerous cabling systems for Ethernet but the ones applicable to Raymarine installations include:

 

 

 RJ45    SeaTalk hs    RayNet  

 Wifi

Cat5 w/ RJ45   SeaTalkHS   RayNet   WiFi

The standard cable/connector of the computer industry that is very low cost but alternatives such as SeaTalkHS and RayNet are preferred connectors in the marine environment.

 

Raymarine’s first generation Ethernet connector which consisted of putting a waterproof collar around an RJ45 connector.

 

Explore SeaTalkHS

 

Raymarine’s current generation system that replaces the RJ45 connector with a waterproof vibration tolerant twist pin connector that is designed for the marine environment.

 

A wireless system that doesn’t use any wires that provides for low cost flexible installations but are not as robust as wired systems. WiFi is ideal for non-mission critical accessory connections.

 
  

Available cables:    

 

RayNet to RayNet Cables

 

The new RayNet (F) to RayNet (F) network cable can be used to daisy-chain 2 adjacent RayNet devices together. It is also useful for joining two adjacent HS-5 Network Switches together on larger systems where multiple switches are necessary. This network cable is 15-inches (400mm) long.

This cable joins our existing line of RayNet interconnect cables available in 400mm, 2, 5, 10 or 20 metre lengths.

 

Product

Product Compatibility Data Length
Part Number

Image

Cable

RayNet to RayNet Port Connectivity

Ethernet

400mm

A80161
 RayNet to RayNet 

Cable

 

RayNet to RayNet Port Connectivity

 

Ethernet

2m

A62361
 RayNet to RayNet 

Cable

 

RayNet to RayNet Port Connectivity

 

Ethernet

5m

A80005
 RayNet to RayNet

Cable

 

RayNet to RayNet Port Connectivity

 

Ethernet

10m

A62362
 RayNet to RayNet

Cable

 

RayNet to RayNet Port Connectivity

 

Ethernet

20m

A80006
 RayNet to RayNet